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8635.0 - Tourist Accommodation, Australia, Dec 2006  
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March 2007 29 June 2007
June 2007 28 September 2007



ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication presents results from the December quarter 2006 Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA) for the following categories of establishments:
  • licensed hotels and resorts with facilities and 5 or more rooms
  • motels, private hotels and guest houses with facilities and 5 or more rooms
  • serviced apartments with 5 or more units
  • caravan parks with 40 or more powered sites
  • holiday flats, units and houses of letting entities with 15 or more rooms or units
  • visitor hostels with 25 or more bed spaces.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND

Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms

Key figures, Seasonally adjusted and trend - Australia

Dec Qtr
2005
Mar Qtr
2006
Jun Qtr
2006
Sep Qtr
2006
Dec Qtr
2006

Seasonally Adjusted
Takings from accommodation ('000)
1 566 211
1 636 257
1 680 826
1 685 104
1 782 173
Room occupancy rate (%)
62.7
64.2
64.6
63.5
65.2
Trend
Takings from accommodation ('000)
1 591 305
1 624 980
1 667 932
1 713 853
1 756 804
Room occupancy rate (%)
63.2
63.7
64.1
64.4
64.6


Accommodation takings

The trend estimate of the total accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms continued to increase. In December quarter 2006, it increased by 2.5% to $1,756.8 million compared with September quarter 2006.


The seasonally adjusted estimate of the total accommodation takings increased by 5.8% to $1,782.2 million from September quarter 2006 to December quarter 2006.

ACCOMMODATION TAKINGS, Seasonally adjusted and trend - Australia
Graph: Accommodation Takings, Seasonally adjusted and trend—Australia



Room occupancy rate

The trend estimate of the room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms for the December quarter 2006 (64.6%) increased by 0.2 percentage points over the September quarter 2006.


The seasonally adjusted estimate of the room occupancy rate increased by 1.7 percentage points to 65.2% from September quarter 2006 to December quarter 2006.

ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE(a), Seasonally adjusted and trend - Australia
Graph: Room  Occupancy Rate(a), Seasonally adjusted and trend—Australia



Seasonally adjusted and trend data are not yet available for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 to 14 rooms or 5 or more rooms.



ORIGINAL

Hotels, motels and serviced apartments

The original estimates are impacted by seasonal variations and irregular or non-seasonal influences. Comparisons between quarters should be made with caution.

Key figures, Original - Australia

Dec Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2006
Jun Qtr 2006
Sep Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006

Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 to 14 rooms
Rooms (no.)
19 293
18 971
18 701
18 609
18 631
Room nights occupied ('000)
807.5
798.3
739.7
758.3
792.3
Room occupancy rate (%)
46.0
47.3
43.9
44.4
46.7
Takings from accommodation ($'000)
71 657
72 685
64 684
69 022
73 934
Average takings per room night occupied ($)
88.74
91.04
87.45
91.02
93.32
Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms
Rooms (no.)
212 784
212 598
213 035
213 768
215 172
Room nights occupied ('000)
12 543.5
12 225.5
11 748.7
12 829.8
13 161.0
Room occupancy rate (%)
64.5
64.2
60.9
65.3
66.9
Takings from accommodation ($'000)
1 650 876
1 649 208
1 526 511
1 740 492
1 866 614
Average takings per room night occupied ($)
131.61
134.90
129.93
135.66
141.83
Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms
Rooms (no.)
232 077
231 569
231 736
232 377
233 803
Room nights occupied ('000)
13 351.0
13 023.8
12 488.3
13 588.1
13 953.3
Room occupancy rate (%)
63.0
62.8
59.5
63.7
65.3
Takings from accommodation ($'000)
1 722 533
1 721 893
1 591 196
1 809 514
1 940 549
Average takings per room night occupied ($)
129.02
132.21
127.41
133.17
139.07


Accommodation takings

In December quarter 2006, accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms were $1,940.5 million. The average takings per room night occupied for these establishments were $139.07.


Accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms for December quarter were $1,866.6 million, at an average of $141.83 per room night occupied. For establishments with 5 to 14 rooms, accommodation takings were $73.9 million, at an average of $93.32 per room night occupied.


The contributions to accommodation takings in December quarter 2006 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms were highest in New South Wales ($642.3 million) and Queensland ($533.7 million).


Room occupancy rate

The room occupancy rate for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms was 65.3% in December quarter 2006.

Room occupancy rate, Original - Australia
Graph: Room occupancy rate, Original—Australia



For hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, the room occupancy rate was 66.9%, while for 5 to 14 room hotels, motels and serviced apartments, the room occupancy rate was 46.7%.


Room nights occupied

Total room nights occupied were 14.0 million in December quarter 2006 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms. Room nights occupied were highest in New South Wales (4.3 million) and Queensland (3.9 million).


For hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, room nights occupied were 13.2 million in December quarter 2006, while for establishments with 5 to 14 rooms, room nights occupied were 0.8 million.


Average length of stay

The average length of stay in December quarter 2006 for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms was 2.2 days. For establishments with 15 or more rooms, the average length of stay was 2.3 days and 1.8 days for establishments with 5 to 14 rooms.


Queensland (2.7 days) reported the longest average length of stay for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, followed by Western Australia (2.6 days). The shortest average length of stay was in Tasmania (1.9 days).


Star grading

In December quarter 2006, the room occupancy rate for five-star hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms was 78.9% compared with 29.9% for one-star. For hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms, the room occupancy rate was 79.2% for five-star establishments compared with 30.1% for one-star.


For establishments with 5 to 14 rooms, four-star (51.6%) and three-star (51.5%) establishments had the highest room occupancy rates, compared with one-star establishments at 29.6%.

ROOM OCCUPANCY RATE, Star grading - December Qtr 2006
Graph: Room Occupancy Rate, Star grading—December Qtr 2006



Caravan parks, holiday flats, units and houses, and visitor hostels

Key figures, Original - Australia

Dec Qtr
2005
Mar Qtr
2006
Jun Qtr
2006
Sep Qtr
2006
Dec Qtr
2006

Caravan parks
Total caravan park capacity (no.)
237 328
237 490
236 872
235 476
235 169
Nights occupied ('000)
10 879
11 120
10 766
11 215
10 854
Site occupancy rate (%)
50.1
52.1
50.2
52.5
50.3
Takings from accommodation ($'000)
213 168
226 027
203 323
220 388
231 153
Holiday flats and units
Total units (no.)
28 392
28 714
28 281
27 941
28 230
Nights occupied ('000)
1 343
1 351
1 041
1 238
1 315
Unit occupancy rate (%)
51.6
52.4
40.5
48.4
50.8
Takings from accommodation ($'000)
150 755
156 184
108 196
140 168
157 995
Visitor hostels
Bed spaces (no.)
48 332
48 042
47 732
47 405
46 631
Guest nights ('000)
2 110
2 325
1 928
2 032
2 256
Bed occupancy rate (%)
47.6
54.1
44.6
46.9
53.2
Takings from accommodation ($'000)
49 893
53 337
45 136
49 155
55 751


Accommodation takings

In December quarter 2006, accommodation takings for caravan parks were $231.2 million. New South Wales ($85.9 million) had the highest accommodation takings for all caravan parks for December quarter 2006, contributing 37.2% of the total.


Short-term caravan park accommodation takings were $191.2 million in December quarter 2006, while takings for long-term caravan parks were $40.0 million in that quarter.


Accommodation takings for holiday flats, units and houses were $158.0 million in December quarter 2006. For visitor hostels, accommodation takings were $55.8 million.


Occupancy rate

The site occupancy rate for all caravan parks in December quarter 2006 was 50.3%. Short-term caravan park site occupancy rates were 46.6%, while the rate for long-term caravan parks was 75.2% in December quarter 2006.


For holiday flats, units and houses, the unit occupancy rate was 50.8% in December quarter 2006.


The bed occupancy rate for visitor hostels in December quarter 2006 was 53.2%. New South Wales (64.8%), Western Australia (56.7%) and Queensland (55.3%) had the highest bed occupancy rates for visitor hostels in December quarter 2006.


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